yay Valorant Settings & Gear

Let's check out what Jacobb "yay" Whiteaker from OpTic Gaming has been using to establish his name in the esports scene!

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What is yay using to dominate so hard? | © Riot Games

Ever since yay joined the current OpTic Gaming roster (formerly known as Team Envy), the Valorant scene has never been the same again. Have a look at the diabolical setup of one of NA Valorant's biggest stars today.

OpTic yay: Gear

Before we get into yay's in-game settings, let's check out the hardware he uses!

MouseLogitech G Pro X Superlight
KeyboardLogitech G915 TKL
MousepadArtisan Hayate Otsu
MonitorZOWIE XL2546
Headset

Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless

A little fun fact — yay is using the same mouse as zeek from Acend!

OpTic yay: Video Settings

Okay, let's move on to his in-game setup and start with the video settings. Most pro players go for super low settings and a lower resolution to gain more FPS, but yay is taking a slightly different approach.

General

Display ModeFullscreen
Resolution1920x1080
FPS LimitsNone

Graphics Quality

Material QualityLow
Texture QualityLow
Detail QualityLow
UI QualityMedium

Vignette

On

VSyncOff
Anti-AliasingMSAA 4x
Anisotropic Filtering4x
Improve ClarityOn
Experimental SharpeningOn
BloomOn
DistortionOff
Cast Shadows

Off

It's worth mentioning that yay is using Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, which helps him maintain a good FPS value despite not having the lowest settings.

OpTic yay: Keyboard & Mouse Settings

Usually, pro players just change one or two binds for their preferences and the rest is default. However, some of yay's keybinds are fascinating:

CrouchC
JumpMouse Wheel Down
Ability 1Z
Ability 2V
Ability 3Mouse 5
UltimateX

Having a jump on "Mouse Wheel Down" makes it easier for yay to bunny hop, and as he often plays movement-based Agents, this is pretty important.

OpTic yay: Crosshair

Yay crosshair
yay's crosshair | © Riot Games

yay's crosshair is a pretty standard one, but in red. What crosshair color would you expect from the guy they call "El Diablo"?

ColorRed

Outline Opacity

0
Outline Thickness

1

Center DotOff
Inner Lines1 / 3 / 2 / 2
Outer LinesOff
Firing Error

Off

Movement ErrorOff

For more crosshairs from Valorant pros, go here!